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make an appointment

1. To set an official date and time at which to meet or deal with someone (or be met or dealt with by someone else). Please talk to the receptionist—he'll make an appointment for your next visit. Unless you've made an appointment, I'm afraid there's no chance you're case will be dealt with today.
2. To assign someone to a role, position, or office as part of one's responsibilities. (Said of politicians.) The president has been unable to make an appointment ever since his party lost control of the senate.
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make an appointment (with someone)

to schedule a meeting with someone. I made an appointment with the doctor for late today. The professor wouldn't see me unless I made an appointment.
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make an appointment

1. Assign someone to a particular office or position, as in When the head of White House security resigned, it was up to the President to make an appointment . [Mid-1800s]
2. Schedule a meeting with someone, as in Do I need to make another appointment with the doctor? [Mid-1700s]
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Some 28pc of all patients in Manchester said their overall experience of making an appointment at a surgery in the city was 'very good.'.
MORE than PS2m a year and thousands of hours of precious GP time is wasted by patients who fail to show up for doctors' appointments. Alarming NHS statistics have revealed the eye-watering cost of people failing to turn up for appointments at doctors surgeries across Coventry and Warwickshire.
MISSED GP appointments cost PS216m a year, NHS England has said as it urged patients to cancel appointments rather than just not show up.
"Whilst health boards are responsible for having efficient appointment systems in place and ensuring appointments are well-attended, we continue to work closely with them to reduce missed appointments.
The number of no-shows fell from 2016-17, when there were 378,000 skipped appointments. But patients not attending appointments remains a big issue for health services - there were 1.5m no-shows from 2014-15 to 2017-18.
If you need an appointment in the evening or the weekend because you are busy during the week, you can to arrange it throughyour own GP practice.
The figures only include face-to-face appointments with GPs - and not video or telephone appointments, or appointments with nurses or other members of practice staff.
The data suggests 4.6 per cent of pre-booked GP appointments in the Teesside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) areas end with the patient failing to turn up.
Cancellations by the patient or the hospital have now overtaken "noshows" as the most common reasons for an appointment not going ahead.
Figures show patients at hospitals covering the area did not attend one in 13 booked appointments (7.8%) in 2017/18.
The two-way text service will be tested from November 27 and as well as reminding patients when their appointment is, it will also give them the option of cancelling the appointment if they can no longer attend.